"Inquiry is a systematic process of exploring issues, objects, or works through the collection and analysis of evidence that results in informed conclusions or judgments" (AACU, 2009d).
Inquiry is the “how do I solve problems or explore issues to gather relevant information to inform conclusions and decision making?” (PBL Consulting).
"Analysis is the process of breaking complex topics or issues into parts to gain a better understanding of them" (AACU, 2009d).
Analysis is “how I make sense of the information I have collected” (PBL Consulting).
Below are some resources to help you learn more about the competencies of inquiry and analysis:
5 Whys Technique: Basics, Examples, and Tips (updated 2021) (The Business Analyst)
The 5 Whys Guide & Template (State of Michigan)
Continuous Quality Improvement (Smartsheet)
4 Key Elements of the Market Research (Eminenture)